Design Secrets Revealed: 6 Principles of Minimalism
Posted on May 23, 2012 by jlamberski
True minimalist design does not simply mean less of everything. Rather, it means less visible storage and more hidden storage and less focal points and more wow-factor with those focal points. In other words, it’s actually a balance of less and more.
As interior designer Pangaea explains in a Houzz article on minimalism, “It is about getting the greatest impact through careful editing and restraint.” Adapted from Pangaea’s Houzz article, here are the 6 key principles to follow to in order to achieve a successful minimalist design.
1. Choose striking, high-quality materials that make a statement on their own.
2. Opt for simple furnishings with clean lines.
3. Create open layouts with plenty of space.
4. Where possible, let architecture and views take precedence.
5. Add subtle contrasts and accents.
6. Let one or two eye-catching piece become a strong focal point.
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